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100 KAUPULEHU DRIVE
KAUPULEHU, KONA, HI 96740
Named the #1 Hotel In the World by Trip Advisor in 2013, Hualalai sits on a white-sand beach on the Big Island's west coast, 10 minutes north of Kona airport.
Guests are welcomed upon check-in with a cool towel, fresh juice, and a fragrant fresh flower lei at the reception desk, and fruit, nuts, and fudge in their room. A complimentary, self-service business center accessible 24 hours includes three computers with Internet access and a copier, as well as CDs and videos to borrow. Complimentary self-service laundry facilities, with detergent, are on-site.
The spa includes a eucalyptus steam room, sauna, spa tub, and cold plunge. Additional sports facilities--such as five pools, eight tennis courts, a rock-climbing wall, and basketball half-court--are on-site. In the children's wading pool, infant diaper cover-ups are complimentary, and popsicle's are available from attendants.
Jack Nicklaus designed the resort's oceanfront Hualalai Golf Course, which is built over black-lava rock. Guests snorkel, scuba dive, and watch the tropical fish in the resort's unique King's Pool - a blend of cool spring and warm ocean water. The resort also has a rock-climbing wall, putting green, eight tennis courts, and four spa tubs. Adults, lap-swimmers, and infants all have their own swimming pools; the Sea Shell swimming pool has an infinity edge.
Complimentary fitness walks and pick-up basketball games are organized daily. Running trails of 2.4 to wind around the property. Guests can register for tennis clinics, beach volleyball, and boogie board cruises (fee). Yoga, spinning, Pilates, tai chi, aqua fit, power fit, and interval training classes are also regularly offered (fee).
At the Kaupulehu Cultural Center, guests can learn about Hawaiian arts and horticulture through introductory quilting and ukulele lessons; cultural and plant tours; pandanus weaving and shell-bracelet making; and sessions with an artist in residence.
The spa has an outdoor eucalyptus steam room and sauna, spa tub, and cold plunge pool. Massages and facials are available in 18 indoor and outdoor rooms, including two exclusively for "wet" treatments such as body scrubs and mud applications. A salon offers hair styling, manicures, and pedicures.
Children's activities include outrigger canoeing (fee). The complimentary Kids For All Seasons programs are offered year round for 5-12 year olds, and the Tsunami teen center has ping pong, foosball, a pool table, videogames, computers, and board games.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.